Friday, August 27, 2010
Hobble Creek 1/2
I knew there was going to be a problem when I awoke at 4 am and checked the weather and the temperature read:
at 4 am!!!
me and rick at the starting line (that was the last I saw of Rick)
Sadie joined me at mile 8 near the Golf Course and kept me from running straight home once we got out of the canyon
doesn't Sadie look like she's a foot taller than me in this shot?
Rick took these last couple of pictures of me at the end. He was so awesome--after he finished the 13.1 miles, he turned around and walked back to the 12 mile marker and ran the last mile with me. (Otherwise, I probably would have walked)
It was so blasted hot.
Bless their hearts--there were some people in a Mapleton neighborhood that we ran through who were out spraying people as they ran down the street.
I think I will bake them cookies one of these days.
If I didn't know better, I would think that the reason it is called "Hobble Creek" 1/2 marathon might have something to do with the way that I was walking for the 2 days following.
But, I am proud to say that my time was exactly 20 minutes faster than the 1/2 marathon that I did last spring.
(gosh--I wonder what would have happened had I trained seriously for this race???)
I think that Sadie and Rick were instrumental in keeping me running those last few miles so I owe a big thanks to them for keeping me running and improving my time.
Glad it's over--when is the next one?